2019 was a challenging year in many aspects, but the lessons learned make everything a gift. Top lessons learned in 2019: Insecurity, lack of confidence, anger, resentment, and impatience are by-products of fear. Fear robs us of any kind of peace and contentment. Others' behaviors and criticisms can only affect us if we let them.… Continue reading Lessons Learned in 2019
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. -Edith Lovejoy Pierce We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Cherish your time spent with family and friends! The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things. -Thomas… Continue reading Merry Christmas
It's already been a long winter here in Colorado. More cloudy days than we're used to, not to mention more snow and cold. And winter isn't even technically here yet! But it's not all bad. We've had some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen during a Colorado winter. And winter is the season… Continue reading The Beauty of Winter
Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For
NaNoWriMo 2019 was a huge success! I get so amped-up every year--like already in September--and then on the first day I get this "Oh, no!" feeling come over me. Once the first few pages are written, it's the "I've got this" feeling. After week two and into the beginning of week three, it's the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Success and the Path Forward
Happy Thanksgiving to all. May your day be blessed with family, friends, good food, and a heart full of gratitude.
NaNoWriMo is in the middle of the 4th and final week. When they say slow and steady wins the race, there’s truth in that. I haven’t “won” yet, but I see it on the horizon. And I’m making it there. While some of my NaNo friends passed me days ago—as in several days ago for… Continue reading Sliding Into Home Base with NaNoWriMo
We’re now well into the third week of NaNoWriMo and I’m still hanging on by a thread. Life took some twists and turns the past week and I was barely squeaking in my word count. But what’s most important is I am hanging in there. I’m nothing if not stubborn and determined. Haha! I even… Continue reading Week 3 of NaNoWriMo
NaNoWri is well underway and I’m keeping up. Barely, but I am. Typically I like to get ahead during the first week so I have some fudge room. Not so this month. In fact I got behind and took the weekend to catch up. I set aside a day at our place in the mountains,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week Two is Well Underway